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Phobias

A phobia is more than a simple fear

Do you have a Phobia?

A phobia is more than a simple fear. It develops when a person begins to organise their life around avoiding the thing they are afraid of, whether it’s an animal, object, place or situation.

A phobia is a type of anxiety disorder. If you have a phobia, you will have an overwhelming need to avoid all contact with the source of your anxiety. Coming into contact with the cause of your phobia or even the thought of this can make you anxious and may cause you to panic.

If the cause of your phobia is an object or animal that you do not come into contact with regularly, such as a snake, it is unlikely to affect your day-to-day life. However, if you have a more complex phobia, such as agoraphobia (see below), you may find it very difficult to lead a normal life.

If you have a phobia, you will have an overwhelming need to avoid all contact with the source of your anxiety. Coming into contact with the cause of your phobia or even the thought of this can make you anxious and may cause you to panic.

Dealing with your Phobia and controlling the problem

Self Help Resources for Phobias

We have collated the best information available online to help you get started on the road to recovery. 

Please Note: The above links take you to an external website with detailed information on self-help techniques. We cannot be held responsible for the content of any third-party websites.